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Tobacco & vapour products control

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death and illness in British Columbia. Efforts to reduce and discourage tobacco use contribute significantly in promoting the health of British Columbians and reducing healthcare costs. Among youth, the use of vapour products has increased considerably. There is concern that this will lead to increased rates of nicotine addiction and exposure to harmful chemicals. 

Vancouver Coastal Health uses a comprehensive strategy to reduce the harms and burden of tobacco and vapour products use, such as:  

  1. Tobacco & vapour products reduction: Preventing the use of tobacco and vapour products, supporting those who currently use to reduce or quit and protecting non-users from the harms of second-hand smoke and vapour exposure. 

    • Prevention: Initiatives to prevent the use of tobacco and vapour products, especially among youth.

    • Protection: Protecting individuals from exposure to second-hand smoke and vapour. 

  2. Tobacco & vapour enforcement: Ensuring tobacco and vapour product retailer compliance with respect to the Provincial Tobacco and Vapour Products Control Act and Regulation.

  3. E-substances regulation

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